Through housing reconstruction and technical support, the Nepal Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program is building back better throughout Nepal, and is strengthening the government’s ability to improve long-term disaster resilience in the country.
Overall, the goal of the reconstruction process is to ensure that the housing stock destroyed in the most-affected districts of the country will be rebuilt using earthquake-safer building techniques to minimize the risk of damage in a future natural disaster event (flood/landslide/earthquake).
The program also seeks to equip beneficiaries with skills to construct earthquake-safer core housing units supported by training, technical support and a subsidy program, and to allow for incremental construction with improved practices.
The Nepal Earthquake Housing Reconstruction Program is being carried out through an owner-driven approach supported by: (1) training for beneficiaries and masons in earthquake-safer techniques; (2) a cash subsidy of NPR 300,000 for program beneficiaries provided in three tranches based on proper completion of various stages in compliance with the Reconstruction Guidelines; (3) socio-technical assistance facilitation; (4) community mobilization to support beneficiaries with the different stages of reconstruction; and (5) final inspection of completed houses and certification of resilient construction.
The EHRP's support to beneficiaries during housing reconstruction includes: